The new franchise of Lucknow Supergiants will face Royal Challengers Bangalore for the first time in the Indian Premier League. KL Rahul’s leading franchise is stepping with golden feet in each game in their very first IPL edition. At the same time, Royal Challengers have lost their preceding encounter against Delhi Capitals, which derailed their winning streak. Right now, Lucknow is looking in a dominant position as all their horses are running perfectly. But, the venue of DY Patil offers a menacing bounce to the pacers, which puts RCB’s winning equation at the top.
The batting line-up of Lucknow is probably working as the most consistent unit in this tournament. The skipper KL Rahul has smashed the third ton of his IPL career in the last game versus the side Mumbai Indians. But, for Bangalore, the matter of great concern is their form in the batting line-up. They got saved by the crucial knocks of Shahbaz Ahmed & Dinesh Karthik in a couple of previous games. Thus it would be a hindering contest between LSG’s batting & RCB’s superb bowling department. So, let’s make a few highly possible predictions & fantasy tips for this intriguing match.
LSG vs RCB: Match Predictions
The in-form batting faces from both sides like Dinesh Karthik, KL Rahul & Quinton De Kock would probably put their best in the game. While, the spin candidates like Wanindu Hasaranga, Ravi Bishnoi & the left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya would grab big wickets. In the last 10 T20 games at DY Patil, the team batting second has dominated the scenario with 7 wins. Which automatically predicts the probable decision of the skipper, that whoever wins it will choose to field first in the match. To grab the advantage of batting against a non-working wet ball in the second half.
LSG vs RCB: Probable Playing XIs
The swappings in the first line-ups of both sides are a strong probability, as both sides look perfectly balanced. For RCB, the pickings of the first 11 are fine, but the out-of-form players are the biggest mess for them currently. So, let’s fabricate the best possible combinations of XI for both teams.
Playing XI For LSG: KL Rahul (C), Quinton de Kock (W/✈️), Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Marcus Stoinis(✈️), Ayush Badoni, Jason Holder(✈️), Krunal Pandya, Dushmantha Chameera(✈️), Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi
Playing XI For RCB: Faf du Plessis (C/✈️), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell(✈️), Shahbaz Ahmed, Suyansh Prabhudesai, Dinesh Karthik, Wanindu Hasaranga(✈️), Akash Deep, Mohammad Siraj, Josh Hazlewood(✈️)
LSG vs RCB: Pitch Report
The surface of the DY Patil cricket stadium is highly threatening for the batsmen. The extra bounce & late swing made it tough, but the short boundaries & Quick outfield are the good tidings for the batters. The average score of 1st & 2nd innings on this surface is 158 & 154, which manifests the decent run-scoring nature of this venue. The spinners, especially the leggie, may prove effective on this surface of DY Patil.
LSG vs RCB: Weather Forecast
As per AccuWeather.com, the weather of Mumbai city would make the highest & lowest tally of 35°c & 27°c, as per AccuWeather.com. The humidity levels would stay at 72% throughout the day and as the game is an evening encounter. Then the dew becomes obvious, especially in the second half of the match.
LSG vs RCB : Fantasy Tips
The skippers would be picked up from the in-form names like KL Rahul, Quinton De Kock, and Dinesh Karthik may indulge in high-scoring knocks.
The deputy captain must be taken from spinners like Wanindu Hasaranga, Ravi Bishnoi, and Krunal Pandya, who would grab mega wickets.
And the pacers who can hit the deck hard such as Avesh Khan, Josh Hazlewood, and Jason Holder, must at least be in the scheme of things.
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